The Lake District National Park covers 2,292 square miles and the Lake District National Park Authority owns five commons.

An estimated 16 million people will visit the Lake District in the year 2014.

Richard Leafe has been CEO since 2007. He came to the role after being regional director for Natural England.

My job is to find the sweet spot in the middle; to ensure we’ve got a productive and healthy farming industry that is in balance with the natural environment.

Richard Leafe

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